Little is said of the Christian influence in getting justice for Aboriginal people and establishing such activities as National Reconciliation & NAIDOC weeks.
We need your help to strengthen and encourage the communities in Australia’s Top End.
The 2016 Census revealed that of the nearly 230,000 people living in the Northern Territory, the most common response for religion was ‘no religion’.
On behalf of BCA, I’m pleased to announce a new partnership with Generate and its important work in public schools across Central West New South Wales.
On Good Friday BCA was part of a live national broadcast on ABC Radio. Kia Handley, a presenter from ABC Radio Newcastle and NSW, interviewed Kurt Langmead and Simon Roberts. Kurt and Simon spoke about how they were celebrating Easter in Lightning Ridge and Exmouth.
Bush Church Aid has always realised the need to reach Indigenous people with the gospel. From its early days, BCA missioners (Field Staff) travelled to remote and isolated parts of the country to proclaim Christ to Indigenous communities.
Over the last year it has been a joy to join with the Mudgee Anglican Church praying for outreach and reading God’s word together. It has also been fantastic to see God give people a desire for outreach and see an Evangelism Team develop.
“There are no easy answers.” I can’t remember exactly which press conference I was listening to at the time, but that quip caught my attention. I have probably heard that phrase a thousand times, but on this occasion I must have been a little more reflective.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family...
In the last few months of 2020 I was pleased to announce a number of new ministries and Field Staff joining the BCA family. God continues to richly bless BCA with workers to reach out with the good news of Jesus. Today I’d like to welcome David Pohlmann and his wife Margaret Scott.
In exciting news for the start of 2021, BCA will support the ministry of the new Anglican Dean of Nungalinya College, The Revd Ruth Walton.
I’m pleased to announce that The Revd Mike Uptin has accepted the role of BCA QLD/NNSW Regional Officer.
Messages of congratulations, welcomes and farewells from across the BCA family.
Recently, while travelling through western NSW, I was greeted with the wonderful site of what appeared to be bumper crops; many almost ready for harvest. I took the opportunity to get some wonderful drone footage.
We had been caravanning for many years and wanted to put a purpose to our travels so last year we joined the BCA Nomads. Our first trip in 2019 was to Longreach where we saw first-hand from Graeme & Susan Liersch what a difficult job it is to be BCA Field Staff.
It was in my first year working as a doctor and coming face to face with the reality of death and questions around life’s purpose and meaning, that a colleague challenged me to explore the truth and significance of Jesus and invited me to her church, Holy Trinity Adelaide. Then began a journey exploring the truth and significance of Jesus and looking at the evidence and historical reliability of the Bible. This involved meeting up with several blokes who cared enough to read through the historical gospel biographies of Jesus and answer my questions, sitting under Christ-centred expository preaching each week, along with my own reading.
The Revd Josh Skeat is passionate about opening the Bible with others so everyone can be equipped to do the work that God has called us to – make disciples of Jesus. Josh commenced in the role of BCA Tasmanian Regional Officer in early November.
After a relatively short period without a minister, I’m pleased to announce that Southern Beaches Anglican (SBA) in Tasmania will welcome a new ministry family next month.
The one thing that we should appreciate about NAIDOC week is it came about as a result of the conviction of Godly Christian Aboriginal men and women who sort justice for Indigenous people.
I’m pleased to share some exciting news for the Diocese of the Northern Territory that was announced in the Top End over the weekend.
Since the late 1950s BCA has been sending Field Staff to mining towns – ‘the new outback’, places where many people travel to search for worldly treasure instead of looking for the true treasure found in Christ. Here outreach and ministry need to be highly innovative and flexible around transient populations.